THE SAM WANAMAKER Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, on the banks of the Thames in London, began its ‘other’ life as a concert venue in 2014.
This afternoon, Friday 23 January 2015 from 4.30pm–6.30pm, John Williams will be one of the guests on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme which will broadcast live from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Sean Rafferty’s ‘In Tune’ will feature interviews and performances with Bill Barclay, director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe, Claire van Kampen, author of Farinelli and the King, the counter-tenor Iestyn Davies accompanied by Sebastian Wyebrow on piano, soprano Katherine Watson accompanied by Elizabeth Kenny on lute/theorbo, the actors Luke Thompson and Amy Morgan performing an excerpt from The Broken Heart and of course, the guitarist John Williams.
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe is built in the original Jacobean style: it is made completely of wood and the lighting is provided by six large candelabras, each holding twelve candles, and some candles on the central pillars. Thus, as you walk into the theatre, even before the music starts, you already feel as if you are in a special place; you can smell the wood and candles, the atmosphere is intimate, the acoustics are perfect!
If you miss the live broadcast this afternoon, the programme is available via BBC iPlayer for one week. Click here
We await the announcement of the guests for the 2015 John Williams Concert Series, which will be held at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in June 2015. Shakespeare’s Globe website
© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2015